Archive for June 8th, 2009
After we arrived from Italy I headed home changed clothes and immediately headed out to an event hosted by Calvin Klein with Jason. (Yes, this post is a little late…jet lag!)
I don’t remember too much from the event other than I was trying to sound coherent while talking to people! It was also a “white party” which meant searching through my closet for a white outfit. Never an easy task!
Oh yeah, funniest part was watching these trays of cupcakes being carried by waiters all night since all the fashion and model types were ignoring them! I was afraid to go near them myself…don’t want to be the one guy eating the cupcakes at the model party!
Tyra Banks, Olivia Palermo, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Josh Reed, Danica Lo, Chloe Sevigny and a boatload of models were in attendance! (Amongst many many others!)
Fencer Billy Thanhouser forwarded this one to me. (Thanks Billy!)
Chess With Knives
Can I master fencing, the sport for vicious brainiacs?
By Emily Yoffe (Posted Friday, June 5, 2009, at 2:57 PM ET)
I stepped toward my opponent, aimed my sword at her heart, and lunged, causing to pour forth from deep in her chest a stream of giggles. She blocked my attack with a lateral parry quarte, and I tried to riposte to her high inside line. My riposte missed its mark, and my opponent easily hit my blade away, then struck me, provoking more hilarity from her. There’s something about being laughed at from behind a disembodied fencer’s mask that is particularly infuriating. I was now so flustered that I forgot to extend my arm before lunging, allowing her to hit me again. She said, “You just get worse and worse! A-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!”
(READ MORE: http://www.slate.com/id/2219878/)
(Paralympian, Marlon Shirley (track & field) appears in the “America Supports Team USA” campaign. Photo Richard Sabean)
A few weeks ago I flew out to LA to film some stuff for the USOC’s new fund-raising campaign “Together We Win“. Leading up to July 4th weekend their will be a number of “Olympic Day” events around the country.
Jason Rogers, James Williams and I will be speaking to several hundred children in Dallas, Texas during their ”Olympic Day” activities. This should be announced soon by the USFA. Fingers crossed that we will be involved in the NYC Olympic Day Activities!!
Here is the USOC Press Release:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today is launching a new initiative in the lead-up to the Fourth of July that provides Americans with opportunities to show their national pride and be part of the Olympic mission through “America Supports Team USA.” This new fundraising campaign, which incorporates the tagline “Together We Win,” celebrates patriotism and raises money to support Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls. By further emphasizing the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams’ connection with USA around the most patriotic time of the year, the campaign will allow the USOC to continue to bring programming to communities throughout the U.S. and support more Americans who want to pursue Olympic and Paralympic dreams.
Since I started the Fencing is a Sexy Sport campaign I’ve gotten a constant flow of emails from people with funny naked fencing pictures…
I’ve joked about fencing porn, but apparently it exists and the picture above is from a Porn with fencing! lol
Here is the description…
Scene 3:Fencing for Love – Renee & Anthony Hardwood:
This next scene does get its point across in a different kind of fantasy. Fencing student and instructor get carried away during a routine fencing class. They forgo the rule of teacher and student and give into the sexual tension that has developed during the class. Once the protective padding and clothing come off they are in for a different kind of lesson.
At least I have another option if my work to acquire sponsorships falls short…